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Fish Biologist

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Department Of Agriculture Sandy , OR 97055

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in Region 6, in the Supervisor's Office of the Mt. Hood National Forest in Sandy, Oregon.

The incumbent serves as a Forest Fisheries Biologist with responsibility for forest-wide fisheries program direction and interagency coordination.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Brad Goehring at 503-668-1605 or email at

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Provides program leadership for all fisheries (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species) resources and management activities on the Forest including planning and budgeting for assigned resource management.

Oversees budgets for current fiscal year and plans for out-year funding needs within assigned area of responsibility.

Coordinates input from field units to identify attainment targets; to recommend funds for subunits; and to monitor, evaluate, and report on program accomplishments.

Provides training of Districts specialists to assure the most current information is used in management of the programs.

Reviews District work for technical accuracy and evaluates the effectiveness of habitat improvement projects.

Provides advice to the Forest Supervisor, District Rangers, and their staffs on controversial issues and difficult problems involving fisheries management (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species).

Translates National and Regional policies and direction into Forest level programs and guidance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Infrequent overnight travel for meetings, conferences, training and field assignments a few times per year.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0482 Fish Biology

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement (or date of referral if an Open Continuous announcement) as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological science that included at least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and at least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.)


Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional experience is required for the grade specified.

For the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.

Examples of specialized experience are: Provided advice and developed plans related to the protection and management of TES aquatic resources. Knowledge of the Endangered Species Act, National Forest Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Forest Service policies relating to TES aquatic species, and ESA streamlining consultation process. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary manor to reach consensus, explain and contribute to solutions to solve complex issues related to TES species management.

Work Experience : Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time.

Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


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